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Pojo's Pokemon Card of the Day

 

Poochyena Lv. 12

Platinum

Date Reviewed: March 24, 2011

Ratings & Reviews Summary

Modified: 2.25
Limited: 2.50

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale.
1 being the worst. 
3 ... average.  
5 is the highest rating.

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Combos With:

Baby Mario
2010 UK National
Seniors
Champion

Poochyena PL

Up next in our list of Pokémon that look like pets is Poochyena. Chosen over Mightyena because it looks a lot more like a domestic dog and a lot less like a wolf.

The PL version of the evolution has seen some play in recent memory (it’s a decent anti-Gengar tech for one thing) so it isn’t completely out of the question for Poochyena to get some competitive table time. To be perfectly honest, there isn’t a lot to choose between either of the two legal Poochyena (this one and the one from Legends Awakened). Both have 50 HP, Fighting Weakness, Psychic Resistance and meh attacks that are cheap but really not a whole lot of use.

There is one thing that Poochyena has going for it though, and that it the crazy illustration. I honestly don’t know what the artist was trying for but . . . that Poochyena looks like roadkill! It’s even (apparently) laying in a gutter!

The bonkers artwork gives me a reason to love this card that its stats and attacks sadly don’t provide.

Rating

Modified: 1.5 (only good for evolving into a Mightyena)

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3/24/10: Poochyena(Platinum)
 
Finally, we reach the dog section of this week's COTDs. And it's a...weird looking Poochyena. Seriously, what was the artist thinking here? Why this dog Pokemon? I'd almost prefer to see Arcanine SV(non-SP) than this. Almost.
 
For what it's worth, it's not a bad basic by any means. I'm always a fan of any Call for Family-style attacks; those that search out more Pokemon from the deck. Howl can only search for Poochyena, but it's an energyless attack, so I can't fault it there. As for Lunge, well, you probably shouldn't be using it. It doesn't really do that much damage, and if you're still stuck with Poochyena, you might as well thin the deck by using Howl. The bottom stats are nothing special; 50 HP, has a weakness, resistance, and a retreat cost, about what you'd expect. This isn't a great basic, but it's pretty solid.
 
Still, if you don't want to use it, I don't blame you. The art's still silly, and who really plays Mightyena anyway?
 
Modified: 3/5
Limited: 2.5/5


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